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Friday, November 12, 2010

Shoaib Siddiqui plans to take bowling from urban to rural Sindh


Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui, Secretary, Sports and Youth Affairs, Government of Sindh, who has been the motivating force in making things happens on a fast track as far as the activities of sports at the provincial level are concerned, has vowed to take the sport of bowling, popular sport of the urban areas, to the interior regions of the province.

Shoaib Siddiqui, who had taken over the chief of the sports department of Sindh in October 2008, firmly believes that it’s the fundamental right if every citizen to have access to the sporting facilities.

More significantly he also reckons that the government, besides the corporate sector, has a responsibility to create the sports infrastructure to let the common man engage himself in healthy activities.

The visionary and responsible government officers like him, who believe in meeting the challenge and overcoming the obstacles, are the ones who bring about a change despite the shortcomings in the system. It’s easier said than done.

Shoaib Siddiqui gladdened the hearts of the enthusiasts of the sport of bowling by supporting one of their tournaments recently which was organized by the Sindh Tenpin Bowling Association with the venue being the bustling Thunder Pins housed in Millennium Mall which is one of the favourite destinations for the youth of Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulistan-e-Jauhar and other adjoining areas.

It was the first ranking bowling event to be staged in Pakistan, made possible by the Sindh Sports Board (SSB). It was a major accomplishment for the organizers who had also made an appearance in the 13th Sindh Games 2010 held in Karachi.

The inaugural Sindh Inter-League Bowling Tournament 2010 was acclaimed as a success story with about 50 bowlers having registered in the masters and amateur categories. The outstanding performers of the landmark three-day were rewarded with cash prizes besides certificates and trophies.

Hanif Mohammad Mirchawala, Director Sports, Government of Sindh, was the chief guest in the presentation ceremony of the tournament having been inaugurated by the departmental chief, Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui.

“I suggest that the Sindh Sport Board should provide us with the space to open up a bowling arena in terms of private-public partnership. We are trying our level best to make this sports reachable for every class, a technician who won gold dedal in 13thSindh Games Tenpin Bowling Event 2010 amateur category is the living example,” Romis Ali General Secretary, STBA, observed in his welcome speech.

Top Seed Shabbir Lashkarwala lived up to the billing to become the first Sindh Inter-League champion by scoring an average of 172. He was also the gold medalist in the13th Sindh Games 2010 Tenpin Bowling event.

Rashid Ali, Syed Zubair and Aleem Agha claimed the next three positions in the masters’ category with Mahmood Ahmed claiming the award for the highest score of 236.

Abdullah Tahir emerged the champion in the amateur singles while the next three positions were shared by Shahjahan, Abid Ahmed and Faizan Tariq. Abdullah Tahir got another prize for his being the top scorer with 214.

Sindh Whites, comprising of Khawaja Ahmed, Zubair Ali, Naeem, and Abdullah Tahi, won the team event with Sindh Green, featuring Robert, Shahjahan, Sarim and Mahmood Ahmed, finishing as the runner-up and Sindh Blues, containing Naseem Ahmed Qureshi, Shabbir Lashkerwala, Farhan Riaz and Abid Ahmed, getting third position. (www.skmsports.com)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Sindh Govt launches Taxation Training Programme for yougsters

Sindh Youth Minister, Syed Faisal Ali Sabzwari, inaugurated Taxation Training Programme being held as part of the Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Youth Development Programme (BBSYDP), here at the ICAP the other day.

The five-month Taxation Training Programme is being organized by the Sports & Youth Affairs department of the Government of Sindh with the collaboration of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP).

It’s the second programme in a series of three designed and developed by the department. Earlier they had launched the Insurance Training Programme last month while the third and final related to the field of banking will be getting underway in near future.

“Our department has arranged three programmes under the BBSYDP for the career development of the youngsters of the province. Two of them have already been inaugurated and the third one will be starting soon,” the Sindh Youth Minister remarked.

“The kind of taxation training you will be provided at this institution (ICAP) will help you in improving your skills greatly and you will be able to get a head start to the profession,” Faisal Sabzwari observed while addressing the participants.

“You are really fortunate to be able to receive training at such reputed institutions. In our time there was no such facility provided by the government to train us. Therefore you should avail this opportunity and make the most of it by taking your lessons seriously which will open a lot of career opportunities for you,” he added.

“Everyone talks of the youth being an asset. Our department takes the responsibility of grooming the youngsters and safeguarding their future. Not all the talented youngsters could move to Canada for greener pasture. We have to invest on our youth and provide them the desired infrastructure here to let them polish their skills and contribute to the betterment of the society,” the Minister said.

Faisal Sabzwari, himself an Alumni of ICAP, spoke highly of his Alma Mater and did not mince words in stating that the education and training he received at the institution went a long way in boosting his career.


Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui, Secretary Sports & Youth Affairs to the Government of Sindh, informed the 20 participants, selected from all over the province, that the certificate they would be receiving upon the completion of the course will help them immensely in their career in the taxation industry.

“Under the able guidance of Youth Minister, our department has taken the initiative of joining hands with the leading institutions and organizations like the ICAP, the Institute of Bankers of Pakistan (IBP) and the Pakistan Insurance Institute (PII) to provide training to the youngsters in the field of insurance, taxation and banking as part of the BBSYDP,” he added.

Shoaib Siddiqui urged the youngsters to work hard and avail the opportunity of getting training at the reputed and renowned institutions like the ICAP.

The Sports & Youth Affairs department of the Government of Sindh will be providing stipend to all the participants with the outstation trainees to get additional allowance for their boarding and lodging during the five-month period.

Mr Abdul Rahim Suriya, President of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan and Mr Pervez Muslim also spoke to the participants. Deputy Project Director BBSYDP Mr Saleem Ahmed Siddiqui and council members of ICAP were also present on the occasion.